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1957: Doug Ford surprises to win first Masters

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    Front Page of The Augusta Chronicle after the 1957 Masters Tournament

Few people gave Doug Ford much of a chance of winning the Masters.

He trailed Sam Snead by three shots entering the final round and several other notable players stood in his way as well. Ford's final-round charge put him into contention, but he had to make a crucial decision on the par-5 15th: Go for the green from well over 200 yards out, or lay up. Ford disregarded his caddie's advice, hit the green and two-putted for a birdie.

Ford holed out from the bunker on 18 for another birdie that was the icing on a final-round 66 and a three-shot victory.

1957 Masters

 PlayerFR1R2R3R4 Earn.
1Doug Ford-572737266 $8,750
2Sam Snead-272687472 $4,375
3Jimmy Demaret-172707570 $2,625
4E. Harvie Ward Jr.E73717173 -
5Peter Thomson+172737371 $1,750
6Ed Furgol+273717274 $1,313
7Jack Burke, Jr+371727474 $1,138
7Dow Finsterwald+374747370 $1,138
7Arnold Palmer+373736976 $1,138
10Jay Hebert+474727670 $1,007